The IEA supports international energy technology research, development, deployment, and knowledge transfer through multilateral groups (formally called Implementing Agreements). The experts participating in the activities of the Implementing Agreements represent public and private sector entities worldwide. Together, these experts share knowledge – and resources – to advance energy technologies.
As many of the DSM IA Tasks have discovered, the market 'failure' of energy efficiency is often due to the vagaries of human behaviour and choice. The best ideas, policies and programmes have been shown to fail again and again in achieving their desired outcomes.The current social and policymaking norm is still NOT to see energy saving behaviour as a major priority in achieving a transition to a sustainable system. DSM IA Task 24 - Closing the Loop - sets out to investigate further in order to provide clear recommendations to policymakers and demand-side management implementers. Learn more in the recently published "monster" report downloadable here.
The ISGAN IA and the Global Smart Grid Federation have announced the winners of the inaugural Award of Excellence for 2014, the theme of which was consumer engagement and empowerment. To learn more about the award and the winning projects visit the website.
The recently launched DSM University is one of the topics highlighted in the most recent issue of DSM Spotlight Newsletter. Download here.
Published weekly, Behaviour Change and Energy News gathers reports on behaviour change and related energy news from around the globe. Download here.
The twentieth DSM IA Annual Report has as its theme chapter - DSM priorities in participating countries - along with detailed reports on five current projects. Download here.